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Places to stay in Dar es Salaam

We have a fine selection of places to stay in Dar es Salaam

Located on the shores of the Indian Ocean in the elite Masasani Peninsula region, set among stunningly manicured gardens just 15 kilometres from Julius Nyerere International Airport is the beautiful Best Western Coral Beach Hotel.  It places guests within close proximity of the heart of the city, as well as some of Dar es Salaam’s greatest attractions. The hotel’s facilities and ideal location, together with its vibrant ocean sunsets on the eastern coast, make it the perfect base for any kind of traveller. The accommodation here comes in the form of comfortable, elegantly furnished lodgings that are equipped with the finest amenities, such as flat-screen LCD televisions, luxury Posturepedic beds, and complimentary WiFi. The bathrooms are fitted with handheld showers, fine Italian bath ware, and soft towels.

Kijiji Beach Resort is located on Dar es Salaam’s south beach, just five kilometres from the Kigamboni Ferry. It is a convenient and welcome escape from the bustle of the city, offering guests easy access to the paradise-like beaches for family vacations, romantic retreats, and business travel. For visitors of Tanzania’s main tourist attractions, including Mt Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Zanzibar, Kijiji Beach Resort makes for perfect Dar es Salaam accommodation in which you can relax and unwind after days spent exploring the region. Situated amongst dense, tropical gardens, the resort opens onto the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean and is highlighted by the beautiful custom-built swimming pool. The resort has an open-air, thatched-roof restaurant and fully-stocked bar that overlooks the gardens and private beach. Here, guests can choose from a selection of fifteen rooms, made up of cottages, bandas and cabin rooms, with an extra tent area for Tanzania’s finest beachside camping. The resort is somewhat small in size, but provides guests with a unique and intimate experience.

kijiji resort

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge is East Africa’s only park with ocean frontage, giving guests the unique opportunity to go game-watching and swimming on the same day. Decorated in style, Saadani’s fifteen tented cottages are concealed amongst the screw palms on a peaceful beach that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The main building is grass-roofed and thatched, and contains both a bar and restaurant with stunning views of the sun-kissed sands. Close by, guests can find a charming boat bar, two decked swimming pools, and a hidden tree house with views over the waterhole, giving guests a chance to spot reedbuck, baboon, giraffe, lion and buffalo. Apart from safari drives, guests can also swim to one of the off-shore sand islands, embark on a walking tour to the local village with an expert guide, or a wonderful boat trip along the twisting Wami River to observe pods of hippo and basking crocodiles.

After spending days exploring the beauty of the region, Dar es Salaam’s Lazy Lagoon offers guests a chance to relax and unwind in a blissful Indian Ocean retreat. Accommodation here comes in the form of makuti-thatched lodges and twelve bandas that hug the southernmost tip of an 11 kilometre long peninsula that arcs out from the Tanzanian shore. It is just a 15 minute motor boat ride across the lagoon to reach the mainland, making the region easy for guests to explore. In true serenity style, there is little to do at the resort besides relaxing at the bronzed beaches, where guests can swim and snorkel in the warm waters, or catch a wonderful nap in a shaded hammock.

About Bronwyn Paxton

Article by: Bronwyn Paxton
on December 13, 2013
Filed under  Africa Blog • Tanzania 
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